Lightyear is the story of five passionate TU Eindhoven alumni who won the World Solar Challenge an incredible four times. They decided to transform the car that won the race into an actual car that runs on solar energy: the Lightyear One. The car should go into production this year. But at their headquarters in Helmond, they’re already working on its successor: the Lightyear Two. This second model—scheduled to roll off the assembly line no later than 2025—uses the same technology (with solar cells) and will be available for as little as €30,000. Leasing company LeasePlan recently ordered five thousand. In addition to Europe, Lightyear also wants to market the model in the United States and Asia.
Lightyear has grown steadily since its launch in 2016. Last year was an absolute record year. They started 2021 with 130 employees, and ended the year with an unbelievable 360 colleagues. That number should double again this year. They all share a passion for radically changing automotive design and making clean mobility available to everyone. The organization is looking for a passionate Sales Manager to make that dream a reality and help shape Lightyear’s international success.